A report by Elizabeth Cairns on our meeting in November 2018 when Ben Potterton spoke at our meeting prior to the AGM.
Paul Ingleton reports on the Fern Workshop held in November 2018 with Jude Lawton.
A report by Mike Belton on our meeting in September 2018 when Marina Christopher spoke on ‘Choice Plants for Pollinators Throughout the Season’.
Virginia Oakes writes about an afternoon members spent at The Salutation Gardens in August 2018.
And so we come to Number 1. The plant that has been chosen by more members than any other to be in their Top 5 ‘Couldn’t-Do-Without Plants’ is . . .
As I walk towards the Winter Garden I detect a slight scent on the air, which makes me catch my breath.
After flowering the panicles fade slightly in colour but remain looking great right into the winter when the stems can be cut down.
The bowl-shaped flowers are blue to violet-blue, depending on age and exposure to sunlight, with a white centre.
It is for these coloured flowers that we grow the plant so might this give us a reason to like the new name?
One of the best; a classic all-rounder; the finest snowdrop; unquestionable constitution; admired by everyone, are some of the qualities of this snowdrop.
The airy nature of the flower heads give a lovely contrast to plants with stronger shape and colour.
I imagine they have the same effect in the garden, catching the winter sunshine